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and black jacket. in washington, the senate votes down a bill on expanding background checks and a furious president obama calls it shameful. >> while this compromise didn't contain everything i wanted or everything these families wanted, it did represent progress. it represented moderation and common sense. that's why 90% of the american people supported it. but instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. >> we'll have more on that later in the show. and the arrest in the ricin case. we begin with jake tapper live from boston where the president will travel for an interfaith service tomorrow in memory of the victims. jake, a pretty chaotic day in many ways. lots of claim, counterclaim, leak, counter leak. where are we now, 9:00 p.m. eastern, there has been no arrest as we speak. but what has there been today in terms of development? >> reporter: well, we know that there has been some -- there have been some advances made in the investigation. specifically through videotape obtained from the lord & taylor store in copley square, not fa
the bill. >> that was former congresswoman gabby giffords standing next to president obama. she responded in an op ed writing, some of the senators who voted no have also looked into my eyes as i talked about my experience being shot in the head at point blank range and expressed sympathy for the others shot beside me, six of whom died. polls show overwhelmingly favor expanding background checks. shame on them, she wrote. dana bash joins me again. also, gloria borgia. the president lost not only republicans but democrats on this piece of legislation. what happened? >> that's right. four democrats, that's the number that he lost. if you look at it, isn't very much, but it is absolutely crucial and made the difference between winning this and losing. if you look at those democrats, anderson, all but one are up for re-election next year in very red states. in very pro gun states. that was something that was lard for the president to take, but his -- there's no question that he and the people around him understood the politics of it. i think what surprised them the most was that there was a c
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